Rogue road signs are causing a distraction
PEOPLE are being asked to report rogue road signs which have appeared in the county.
Transport for Bucks says that it has become increasingly aware of the number of roads signs which have been cropping up in Bucks, including advertising and promotion posters and business display signs.
The signs have been attached to street lights or to other roads signs without the permission of Bucks County Council and Transport for Bucks is now planning to remove the signs by the end of this month.
Instead of issuing a fine, Transport for Bucks is planning to hold the signs at its depot and to make them available to the owners for a fee of £50, which will help cover the cost of its removal.
If the signs are unclaimed by the end of February, they will be disposed of.
People are now being asked to help identify the signs, which Transport for Bucks says can distract drivers, cause obstructions in the road and sometimes injury to the public.
Ruth Vigor-Hedderly, cabinet member for transport, said: “Unauthorised signs can cause many problems to our residents and road users, and are a nuisance to us.
“We are taking this opportunity to make a concerted effort to get rid of all signs that do not relate to the highway and have not been authorised by us, so please keep an eye out, and report anything you see that think may need to be removed.”
To report a sign, go to www.buckscc.gov.uk/ telltfb or call 0845 230 2882 or 01296 382416.